October 18th Meeting

It’s W6BIS’s birthday month, again. Help celebrate #76 at the October meeting.

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New links

Check out the Member’s Favorites for a couple of new and very neat links. The first is a YouTube video that comes from Jim, WB6ZZR about a $59 flagpole antenna that requires no radials. The key is it’s design. Check it out. It’s simple to build! The second comes from a discussion about propagation software with John, N6XN at the last SARS meeting. It’s under the heading “Neat propagation software”. Plug in your site location, antenna type and power and see what percentage chances you have of making a contact anywhere in the world at anytime of the day just by dragging a pointer on the world map.

Enjoy and don’t forget to send me your favorite links.

John, WB6V

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Benicia ARC offers Ham Radio Class

 

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New link added to Member’s Favorites

Thanks go the Francois, KE6MLT for this link providing a quick and easy view of the current band conditions. It gives you band propagation predictions as of the last 30 seconds. How’s that for “current”? Lots of background info on the sub pages and links on this site as well.

Check it out in the Member’s Favorites!

John, WB6V

 

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New Link added – 73 Magazine archive

Be sure to check out the latest link added to the Member’s Favorites section. It’s a link to the archives of 73 Magazine. Published by Wayne Green (W2NSD- never say die) who was a former editor of  CQ Magazine. He was certainly a colorful figure in the world of amateur radio and computing with ongoing critiques of the ARRL, QST and CQ magazines. One of our SARS members – Paul, W6VYN was an editor at 73 in it’s early years. Lots of good articles and op-eds. While the technology may have advanced in transceivers and other hardware rf is still rf and dealing with it never goes out of style. Enjoy.

John – WB6V

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